Chapter 13

Miscellaneous CNS Agents

LEARNING OBJECTIVES
  • Define Parkinsonism and its possible causes
  • Categorize various drugs effective in the treatment of Parkinsonism disorder
  • Describe the mode of action of various anti-Parkinsonism drugs of various classes
  • Describe the utility of centrally acting muscle relaxant
  • Classify various muscle relaxants based on the chemical structure
  • Define Alzheimer’s disorder and its possible causes
  • Categorize anti-Alzheimer drugs based on their mode of action
  • Define CNS stimulants and their uses
13.1 ANTI-PARKINSONISM AGENTS

13.1.1 Introduction

Parkinsonism is a clinical syndrome comprising four cardinal features: bradykinesia (slowness and poverty of movement), muscular rigidity, resting tremor (which ...

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